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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 [Review Essay] Tom Hughes QC : A Cab on the Rank
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'Tom Hughes is a highly successful barrister, former federal Liberal Attorney-General, and President of the New South Wales Bar Association who has been variously described during his career as “a top silk”, “the leader of the Australian Bar” and “the venerable lion of the Sydney bar” (p.303). Hughes is also notable for being the brother of the late art critic Robert Hughes and the father-in-law of the current Prime Minister.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Journal of Politics and History Centenary (Inter)national, 1914–1924: The Politics of Commemoration and Historical Memory in International Relations vol. 63 no. 3 September 2017 11985665 2017 periodical issue

    'This special issue assesses the centenary or centennial as a commemorative event in world politics. Viewed in terms of their significance for marking a particular event, centenaries seem a rather benign topic of study. Yet, considered more broadly, they provide occasions for re-examining the ethics, politics, outcomes, and contested memories of particularly contentious historical moments. Such events have the potential, when commemorated, to capture not only scholarly attention, but contemporary political debates as well. Yet, because they are tethered to two signifiers that are both inclusive and exclusive — time (the event) and space (of the event, or the community commemorating the event), these reflections, celebrations, or commemorations, seemingly reduced to the past, provide stark evidence for the intersection of history and politics. What is considered “an event” to be commemorated, or not, is conditioned by forms of power and discipline.' (Editorial introduction)

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